Pirates and point-and-click adventuring have been a perfect match ever since the days of Monkey Island. Now indie Italian developers imaginarylab are hoping to continue that trend with their upcoming title Willy Morgan, a game featuring humour, a cartoon look and twisted perspectives reminiscent of the LucasArts classics.
Krillbite Studio scared the bejeebers out of us in 2014 with our childhood fears in Among the Sleep. Now the indie Norwegian developer is setting its sights on purely adult anxieties in the form of its upcoming Mosaic.
Adventure gamers are experienced thieves, but you'll need to be at your burgling best in indie developer Spider Key Games' newly-released Spellbind.
Last year, an unheralded little adventure called MechaNika introduced adventure gamers to Mango Protocol's offbeat, appropriately twisted "Psychotic" world, a meta setting in which the indie Spanish developer has plans for multiple stories. The next such adventure to take place in this world is Agatha Knife, a spin-off prequel of sorts, taking place before the events of its predecessor with a new lead protagonist.
What would you do if you had only five days left before Doomsday? Why, you’d celebrate, of course! At least, you would if you’re an adventure gamer and the apocalypse in question is Deponia Doomsday, a surprise revelation from Daedalic due for imminent arrival.
There's a fine line between genius and madness, they say. In Layers of Fear, the newly-released "psychedelic horror" from Polish developers Bloober Team, that line has well and truly been crossed. Inspired by masterpiece paintings, this looks set to be a game best played late at night with the volume up, the lights off, and as much courage as you can muster.
Lucid dreaming sounds great: all the flexibility and imagination of a dream but with enough awareness to decide what happens and live out your fantasies. But what happens when the dream turns into a nightmare and you can't wake up? That's the premise of DARQ, an upcoming psychological horror game from indie developer Unfold Games.
Cyan’s Myst formula of graphic adventures has been successfully implemented by many developers over the two-plus decades that have come and gone since. The latest to follow in these footsteps is Cyprus-based indie Lydia Kovalenko with her debut title Panmorphia, which is now available for PC, Mac, and Linux.
Ever since To the Moon tugged on our heartstrings back in 2011, the game's many fans have been clamouring for a sequel. We haven't been cheated in the meantime, with the smaller A Bird Story released along with several holiday "minisodes" and even a platypus-themed comic, but a full-fledged follow-up has remained elusive. Until now, as at long last indie developer Kan Gao and Freebird Games have unveiled Finding Paradise.
Myst-style adventures may be an endangered species these days, but there's a new one being conceived right now in the imaginary world of Anamedia.
In 2013, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons took the adventure gaming world by storm. Not to be outdone by the dual boys' act, now it's brother and sister Thomas and Lily's turn in a somewhat similarly styled game called The Land of Lamia.
Every child knows that there are monsters lurking in the dark at night. But so long as you keep yourself protected under the covers, those are just fears that can't really hurt you, right? Right??!! Well, not so fast, says indie Spanish developer bycomb in their upcoming adventure, Mr. Shadow.
We don' get many westerns anymore in these here parts, but y'all'll be happy to know that's go'n change next year when Slap Village comes to town.
Fact is due to meet world-altering fiction in indie developer wittyplot’s upcoming point-and-click adventure set in historical Vienna, titled Sebastian Frank: The Beer Hall Putsch.
As Snowpiercer reminded us last year, surreal sci-fi train journeys involving challenging natural elements can make for some pretty compelling drama. Paperash Studio thinks so too, as the indie Czech developer has just revealed its upcoming adventure, Dark Train.